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The epidemic of respiratory cancer associated with erionite fibres in the Cappadocian region of Turkey

Y. I. Baris, L. Simonato, R. Saracci and R. Winkelmann

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0026
The epidemic of respiratory cancer associated with erionite fibres in the Cappadocian region of Turkey

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This chapter presents a case study of an epidemic of malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer in a few small villages in Turkey. Detail clinical, epidemiological, and environmental studies identified a carcinogenic metal fibre, not previously associated with mesothelioma, as the cause of the epidemic.

Keywords: epidemics; carcinogens; environmental exposure assessment; mesothelioma; metal fibre; lung cancer; small-area studies

Chapter.  4077 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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